Illinois newlywed accused of stabbing husband 4 days after wedding

An Illinois woman stabbed her husband in the chest and arm at a bar less than a week after their wedding, investigators revealed Thursday.

Gennifer Yoakum, 31, was arrested and could face charges of aggravated battery and unlawful use of a weapon, The State Journal-Register reported.

Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a crash near the Coyote Den bar in Salisbury Wednesday night when they found Yoakum in the driver's seat of a car, the newspaper added. She also told the deputies there had been a crash.

Soon afterwards, her wounded husband arrived at a hospital in nearby Springfield saying he'd been stabbed at the bar, the newspaper reported.

The wife was eventually arrested. Investigators say they expect her husband to survive the stabbing, which took place four days after they got married.

Details on what led to the apparent attack were unclear.